HUGE CHICKENS...what are they

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Dar, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    5,930
    10
    251
    Jul 31, 2008
    My aunt gets her chicken from a local farmer (when she gets them they are already processed)..he has no idea what they are he get them from a feed store..

    thses guys are huge!!! we call them chirkeys...

    can i get a guess on what these may be?

    what meat bird grows the biggest?

    i am thinking about going into meat birds and see how it goes..any suggestions for a meat bird newbie?..
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2008
  2. I'm thinking they are probably Cornish Rocks, if he's getting them from a feed store. You're "supposed" to butcher them at 8 weeks but I let a few go a lot longer and ended up with one Roo who was 21 pounds dressed out at 5 months old. I fed mine higher protein game bird food and I really think it helped. I lost none of them to any health problems, my really big ones even ran and tried to fly from time to time!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    153
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    21 lbs? That was a turkey!!! Whoa!!!
     
  4. It was something. I kick myself all time for not taking pics, we ate chicken leftovers for nearly a week. And he was a nasty Roo too!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by